May 24, 2007

Descendants of Eli Davis COFFEY

Eli Davis COFFEY was born in Virginia on Feb 2, 1868.1 and died on Oct 29, 1942 in Nelson Co., VA.1 He was buried in Oct 1942 in White Rock Cemetery, Nelson Co., VA.1

Eli and Frances Catherine (Fannie) COFFEY, first cousins, were married on Mar 25, 1890 in Nelson Co., VA.2 They appeared in the census on Apr 22, 1910, 3 Jan 26, 1920,4 and on Apr 9, 1930, all in Massies Mill, Nelson Co, VA.5 He was a son of David A. and Mary Jane Fitzgerald Coffey, and Frances was a daughter of Alexander S. and Sarah Ann Fitzgerald Coffey. David and Alexander were brothers. Sarah and Mary Jane were likely related, but I have not yet found the connection.

Unnamed infant twins of Eli and Frances are buried at White Rock Cemetery in Nelson Co., VA.

Frances Catherine (Fannie) COFFEY was born in Virginia in Mar 1874,1 and died on Jun 6, 1948 in Nelson Co., VA.1 She was buried in Jun 1948 in White Rock Cemetery, Nelson Co., VA.1

They had the following children:

+2 i. Zina COFFEY, born in 1892, Virginia1; married Henry M. TAYLOR, about 1913, Nelson Co, VA; died on Feb 27, 1927, Nelson Co., VA1.
+3 ii. Hersey F. COFFEY, born on Jul 9, 1895, Virginia; married Lawell B. (LNU) about 1923, Virginia; died on May 28, 1956, Nelson Co, VA.
4 iii. Gwendolen (?) COFFEY was born in Virginia about 1898.
5 iv. Lester Thornton COFFEY was born in Virginia on Jun 12, 1901. He died on Aug 26, 1964.

Zina COFFEY (Eli Davis-1) was born in Virginia in 1892,1 and died on Feb 27, 1927 in Nelson Co., VA.1 She was buried in Feb 1927 in White Rock Cemetery, Nelson Co., VA.1

Zina COFFEY and Henry M. TAYLOR were married about 1913 in Nelson Co, VA. They appeared in the census on Jan 9, 1920.6 Henry was born in Virginia on Mar 12, 1890.1 He appeared in the census on Apr 9, 1930 in Nelson Co, VA as a widower.7 Henry died on Apr 6, 1963 in Nelson Co., VA,1 and was buried in Apr 1963 in White Rock Cemetery, Nelson Co., VA.1

Henry and Zina COFFEY had the following children:

6 i. Asa (Orsey?) W. TAYLOR was born in Nelson Co, VA about 1914.
+7 ii. Willard Vane TAYLOR, born on Jun 6, 1915, Montebello, Nelson Co., VA1; married Wavie Ann TAYLOR; died on Jul 24, 1990, Charlottesville, Fairfax Co., VA1,8.
8 iii. Elwood TAYLOR was born in Nelson Co, VA about 1924.

3. Hersey F. COFFEY was born in Virginia on Jul 9, 1895 and died on May 28, 1956 in Nelson Co, VA. He was buried in May 1956 in Hatter Cemetery, Tyro, Nelson Co., VA.

Hersey F. COFFEY married Lawell (LNU) were married about 1923 in Virginia. They appeared in the census on Apr 9, 1930 in Massies Mill, Nelson Co, VA.9 Lawell was born in Virginia about 1904.

They had the following children:

9 i. Margie COFFEY was born in Nelson Co, VA about 1922.
10 ii. Laura COFFEY was born in Nelson Co, VA about 1923.
11 iii. Laurene COFFEY was born in Nelson Co, VA about 1925.

7. Willard Vane TAYLOR (Zina COFFEY-2, Eli Davis-1) was born in Montebello, Nelson Co., VA on Jun 6, 1915,1 and died on Jul 24, 1990 in Charlottesville, Fairfax Co., VA.1,8

Obituary, The Staunton News Leader, Jul. 25, 1990

CROZET - Willard Vane Taylor, 75, of Meadow Drive died Tuesday morning (July 24, 1990) at Martha Jefferson Hospital Charlottesville. He was born at Montebello June 6, 1915, a son of Henry and Zina (Coffey) Taylor. He was a member of White Rock Christian Church, Tye River. He is survived by his widow, Wavie (Fitzgerald) Taylor of Staunton; three daughters, Mrs. Ermon Griffin of Reva, Mrs. Robert Henderson of Afton and Ms. Patricia Pugh of Charlottesville; two brothers, Orcie and Elwood Taylor, both of Waynesboro; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. A service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at McDow Funeral Home by the Rev. Howard Payne, with burial at White Rock Christian Church Cemetery, Tye River. Pallbearers will be Sonny, Donald and Butch Taylor, William Coffey and Elwood and Donald Quick. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends attending the service. The family will receive friends at 7 tonight at the funeral home and at the home of Mrs. Robert Henderson, on Rt. 2 Afton.

He was buried in Jul 1990 in White Rock Cemetery, Nelson Co., VA.1

Willard Vane TAYLOR married Wavie Ann TAYLOR. Wavie Ann was born in Virginia on Apr 22, 1922,1 and died on Aug 25, 1998 in Nelson Co., VA.1 She was buried in Aug 1998 in White Rock Cemetery, Nelson Co., VA.1

Sources

1. Rootsweb. [http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/nelson/cemeteries/c-whtrk.txt].
2. Marriage Register, Nelson Co., VA - Part 1 is from Marriage Register, Book No. 2, 1854 - 1926 and only includes entries for Allen and Coffey surnames thru 1899. See the files located at: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/nelson/vitals/marr0001.txt. 25 Mar 1890, Eli D. Coffey, age 22 yrs., to Fns. C. Coffey, age 16 yrs; parents of groom: David A. and Mary J. Coffey; parents of bride: Alex S. and Sallie Coffey.
3. United States Federal Census: 1910 Nelson Co., Massies Mill, North Fork of Tye River, ED98, Sheet 3B, dwelling/family 68, Coffey, Eli D., head, male, white, age 42, married once for 20 yrs., born VA, parents born VA, farmer; Frances C., wife, female, white, age 36, married once for 20 yrs., born VA, parents born VA; Z[?], dau., female, white, age 15, single, born VA; Hersey F., son, male, white, age 14, single, born VA; Gwendola [?], dau., female, white, age 11, born VA; Lester T., son, male, white, age 8, born VA.
4. Ibid., 1920 Nelson Co., Massies Mill Dist., ED not given, Sheet 10A, dwelling 163, family 164, Coffey, Eli D., head, male, white, age 50, married, born VA, parents born VA; Frances C., wife, female, white, age 46, married, born VA, parents born VA; Hersey F., son, male, white, age 23, single, born VA, parents born VA; Lester T., son, male, white, age 18, single, born VA, parents born VA; Ramsey, Cland [?], Lodger, male, white, age 13, born VA, parents born VA.
5. Ibid., 1930 Nelson Co., Massies Mill, Nash, ED5, Sheet 4B, dwelling 76, family 89, Coffey, Elli [sic] D., head, male, white, age 62, married at age 22, born VA, parents born VA, farmer; Fannie, wife, female, white, age 58, married at age 18, born VA, parents born VA.
6. Ibid., 1920 Nelson Co., Montebello Pct., ED107, Sheet 4A, dwelling 59, family 60, Taylor, Henry M., head, male, white, age 28, married, born VA, parents born VA, farm laborer; Zinnia [sic], wife, female, white, age 27, married, born VA, parents born VA; Orsey [sic] W., son, male, white, age 6, born VA; Willard, son, male, white, age 4 yrs., 6 mos., born VA.
7. Ibid., 1930 Nelson Co., Nash, Massies Mill Dist., ED5, Sheet 4B, dwelling 73, family 86, Taylor, Henry M., head, male, white, age 28, widower, married at age 20, born VA, parents born VA, farmer; Asa [?], W., son, male, white, age 16, single, born VA; Willard V., son, male, white, age 14, single, born VA; Elwood, son, male, white, age 6, born VA; Taylor, Martha J., mother, female, white, age 70, widow, married at age 20, born VA, parents born VA. [Enumerator was Forrest Coffey].
8. Rootsweb. [http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/obits/tay01.txt].
9. United States Federal Census. 1930 Nelson Co., Nash, Massies Mill Dist., ED5, Sheet 4B, dwelling 77, family 90, Coffey, Hersey F., head, male, white, age 33, married at age 26, born VA, parents born VA, clerk in grocery store; Lawell B., wife, female, white, age 26, married at age 19, born VA, parents born VA; Margie, dau., female, white, age 8, born VA; Laura, dau., female, white, age 7, born VA; Laurene, dau., female, white, age 3 yrs., 7 mos., born VA.


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